Work After Studies Webinars

Do you have questions about working in the UK after study?

Working In The UK After Study: Tier 4 Visa Holders: March 20th , 14.00

This webinar is aimed at students on a UK Tier 4 visa who are considering working in the UK after their studies. It will look at the current immigration rules and regulations for Points Based System routes, including Tier 2 (General), Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange). We will also discuss employability and career planning in this context. Connect to the webinar here: https://thecareersgroup.adobeconnect.com/ukworkafterstudy/

 Work and PhD level research in the UK: Tier 4 Visa Holders: March 23, 14:00

This webinar is aimed at students on a UK Tier 4 visa who are considering working in the UK after their studies, with particular relevance to those on a PhD course. It will look at the current immigration rules and regulations for Points Based System routes, including Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) and Tier 2 (General). Connect to the webinar here: https://thecareersgroup.adobeconnect.com/ukworkanddoctoralextensionschemeforoverseasgrads/

 

 

Scholars from around the world come to King’s

Inaugural Transnational Law Summer Institute
The Dickson Poon School of Law welcomes its first cohort of Transnational Law Summer Institute (TLSI) Fellows to King’s this week. 52 PhD students and Early Career Researchers from 27 countries around the world have travelled to London to take part in the two week programme.

During the first week of TLSI Fellows will explore important debates in transnational legal theory, engage with cutting-edge scholarship (both seminal and emerging) and take part in peer-to-peer discussions on their own academic work. The focus in the second week shifts to explore best practices in research, syllabus design and delivery, scholarly collaboration, networking and public engagement.

Keynote speakers and workshops leaders include Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal); Sally Merry, Professor of Anthropology, New York University; Eve Darian Smith, Professor and Department Chair in Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Harry Arthurs, Emeritus  Professor, Osgoode Law School.

TLSI 2015 is run by the Transnational Law Institute in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London from 28 June until 10 July 2015. Find out more about the Summer Institute on their webpages.

For insights into life as a TLSI Fellow follow: @TLIKings

About the Transnational Law Institute
Founded in 2014, the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with a particular focus on transnational and comparative law, legal theory and jurisprudence, collaborative research and legal education. The Transnational Law Institute functions as a catalyst for border-crossing research and teaching collaboration in a wide range of fields, ranging from company law to family law, from human rights to refugee and immigration law, from legal sociology to transnational commercial arbitration.

Find out more on the Transnational Law Institute webpages.

Joint PhD with Hong Kong University

As part of King’s policy of working with international partners, the College now offers a growing range of Joint PhDs. On these programmes students are supervised by academic staff at King’s and at one of our partner institutions, spending time at both universities.

Since their launch three years ago, two PhD students have recently become the first to graduate from these programmes. Sarah Downes, who undertook a Joint PhD in English at King’s and HKU, describes below her experience of studying in a different research culture.

Under the joint supervision of Dr Otto Heim at HKU and Dr Anna Snaith at KCL, Sarah’s research project considered the relationship between literary modernism and visual culture in the work of Caribbean modernist Jean Rhys. “The joint PhD was an immensely rewarding experience, I’d recommend it to any prospective student. Moving to a different city and a different culture is no easy task, but I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to really immerse myself into Hong Kong life. At times doing a PhD can be a lonely process, but the support from both departments has been incredible, and I feel fortunate that my academic future will hopefully be supported by the connections I am making both in Asia and in Europe.

My research was energised and invigorated by the contrasting academic practices of the two institutions, and personally I benefitted immensely from researching in a new environment when I moved to Hong Kong. My three years as a Joint PhD scholar were incredible – I only wish it could have lasted longer!”

Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School at King’s, adds: “We are incredibly proud of our Joint PhD programmes. They attract outstanding and adventurous students and allow our academics to work with other world class researchers elsewhere in the world. I would like to congratulate our first two graduands from these programmes with HKU and NUS and wish them well in their future careers. I am sure the experience of having studied in two research cultures and countries will stand them in excellent stead.”

A Joint PhD programme results in one qualification awarded by both King’s College London and the partner institution. Students benefit from access to learning resources in both locations.

Studying at more than one institution allows students access to the resources and expertise of different departments and may, in some cases, enable them to work between disciplines. Students can make professional and personal contacts that can help future career opportunities and, upon completion of their studies, receive a qualification from two internationally recognised institutions.

Find out more about King’s Joint PhD programmes on the King’s Worldwide webpages or if you are already on a PhD programme, or are a member of staff at King’s but are interested in international mobility, you can find out more about the range of opportunities available to you, including partnership grants, and other study abroad options on the Study Abroad webpages.

Academic Career Map – find out about European posts

Are you interested in taking up a research position in a university outside of the UK? An extremely handy Academic Career Map has been compiled by the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The maps show the different research positions available in an institution, the levels of responsibility, how they are funded at each stage and how a researcher may progress from one level to the next. Countries covered: Belgium (Flanders), Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.

Red indicates positions which are funded by stipend rather than as salaried employment. Green marks positions supported by fixed-term grants. Blue indicates academic positions supported by core university funding. Orange indicates researchers with positions funded by external sponsors (either by research councils or industrial partners), although they carry out their research within the university. The charts show the key promotion phases or enforced exit points and the main bottlenecks in academic career paths and help to demonstrate how research positions fit together and into the university structure.

With thanks to UCL colleagues

Skills for Success: Living and studying in a UK cultural context

A course of four, interactive, cross cultural learning and support sessions is being offered to international postgraduate research students registered at King’s College.

This short series of workshops will be of interest and benefit to international students who would like to enhance their cross cultural competence and gain insights into aspects of living and studying in the UK to support their studies at King’s.

The sessions will be held on four Wednesdays 2.30-4.00pm starting from 16th July. See below for all dates.

Each session will focus on developing a different skill:
Session 1: 16th July – Introductions to the course and each other; what is culture?
Session 2: 23rd July – Participating in academic groups
Session 3: 30th July – How to do social conversation
Session 4: 6th August – Seeking help and expressing disagreement

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • The sessions are being offered as a ‘closed’ group for 8-15 students, who will aim attend ALL FOUR SESSIONS
  • To maximise learning outcomes and mutual support, students will unfortunately NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN THE GROUP AFTER THE FIRST SESSION
  • A commitment to attend ALL FOUR modules of the course is preferred
  • The sessions are offered as an optional, professional development training and do not lead to any kind of qualification or certification

This course is jointly run by the Student Advice and International Student Support and Counselling departments. All sessions will be held at the Waterloo campus, Franklin Wilkins Building.

If you are interested in joining all four cross cultural training sessions, please send an email to Jennifer.raper@kcl.ac.uk, providing as much information as you can, and setting out:

  • Why this training is of interest to you
  • What you would want to get out of the training

Skills for Success: Living & Studying In a UK Cultural Context

A course of four, interactive, cross-cultural learning and support sessions is being offered to international postgraduate students registered at King’s College.

This short series of workshops will be of interest and benefit to international students who would like to enhance their cross-cultural competence and gain insights into aspects of living and studying in the UK to support their studies at King’s.

The sessions will be held on four wednesdays 2.30-4.00pm starting from 13th November. See below for all dates:

Each session will focus on developing a different skill:

Session 1: 13th November – Introductions to the course and each other; what is culture?

Session 2: 20th November – Participating in academic groups

Session 3: 27th November – Social conversation

Session 4: 4th December – Seeking help and expressing disagreement

Please note:

  • The sessions are being offered as a ‘closed’ group for a 15-20 students, who will aim attend all four sessions
  • To maximise learning outcomes and mutual support, students will unfortunately not be able to join the group after the first session
  • A commitment to attend all four modules of the course will be required
  • The sessions are offered as an optional, professional development training and do not lead to any kind of qualification or certification

This course is jointly run by the Student Advice and International Student Support and Counselling departments. All sessions will be held at the Waterloo campus, Franklin Wilkins Building.

If you are interested in joining all four cross cultural training sessions, send an email to Jennifer Raper setting out why this training is of interest and of use to you. Please provide as much information as you can, so I can gain understanding about the specific cultural areas of interest to you: Email Jennifer Raper at Jennifer.raper@kcl.ac.uk

Working after Studies workshop

Friday 14th June 2013, 11am, room K0.20, Strand Campus

Are you an overseas student who is keen to stay in the UK to work after your studies? If so, you may be interested in attending the ‘Working after studies workshop’ that the Student Advice & International Student Support Team at King’s is running alongside Careers staff. Here they will be able to talk to you about the immigration routes available to international students who want to start work in the UK at the end of their studies.

For general guidance about the immigration routes available to international students please refer to the link here: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/student/advice/services/Employ/internat-after.aspx.

There’s more information about the event on the Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/events/591066834256869/

If you are interested in the event but are unable to make it please get in touch with us to let us know or contact the Student Advice Team direct at: Tel:  +44 20 7848 7070; email: thecompass@kcl.ac.uk and/or our website at: www.kcl.ac.uk/advice.